Helmick Hill Vineyard
Willamette Valley AVA
10845 Brateng Rd, Monmouth, OR 97361
Helmick Hill Vineyard sits on 56.5 Acres with 31+ acres planted in award-winning, income-producing wine grapes, a gracious custom home providing a 360-degree view from the Cascade Mountains to the Coast Range. Many amenities, and customizations: oversized 2-car garage, a large barn, large shop, chemical storage shed, and 2 irrigation ponds. Room for a family garden, plus Marion berries, blueberries and a 50 tree fruit orchard with apple, cherry and pear trees. +/- 10 acres ready to accommodate horses and livestock or more grapes currently in open ground and timber.
The single-level residence was designed and built to take advantage of the 360-degree view looking out to Mt. Jefferson and from the Cascade and from Cascade Mountains to Coast Range. With 2,610 sq. ft. of living area and an oversized 24×24 two-car garage, completely finished inside.
The home is well-appointed and includes refinished hardwood floors, new berber carpet, granite counters, custom cabinetry, and large windows to enjoy the panoramic valley views.
The kitchen and family room are on the east side of the home along with the master bedroom (complete with walk-in closet and en-suite bath) and office. Outside the door in the family room is the patio with sculptured, stained concrete, pergola, flower beds and expansive lawns with a picnic area by the north pond and a play structure in the back yard.
The vaulted living room and dining room are in the center of the home. The west wing contains the guest bath, utility room with a deep sink, counters and cabinets, 2 bedrooms, and large second bath. Next to the guest bath is the door to the garage. The hall to the two bedrooms starts turning south again with 2 storage closets and a linen closet next to the bathroom.
The custom-designed home was constructed in 1991 with conservation in mind under the electric utility, Consumer’s Power, Inc. energy saving program, “Super Good Cents”. The house has 6″ walls, thermal windows and doors, plus a 5 kw solar array that reduces the electric bill to a minimum in summer and still produce about 25% of the electricity in the winter. The floor plan was carefully considered for an easy and comfortable flow, and has 3 foot doors for handicap access (even in the no- step master shower).
VINEYARD & IRRIGATION
The property is located a little over 3 miles south of Monmouth, Oregon in the Willamette Valley on a well-maintained gravel road that lies west of Hwy 99W and is north of Elkins and west of Helmick County Roads, both paved roads. The mid-Willamette Valley is a well regarded region for producing premium wine grapes. Nearby vineyards and wineries include Elkhorn Ridge (adjacent), Amalie Robert, Freedom Hill, Croft, Illahe and Halona Woods (formally Cooper Hollow).
Helmick Hill Vineyard was established in 1984 and has been certified by LIVE (“Low Input Viticulture Enology”) to be “Salmon Safe” since the beginning of the LIVE program in 1999. These sustainable farming practices are more and more important to the wine consumer, wineries and general public.
31.46 acres are planted in vineyard which have historically produced 100+ tons of fine award-winning wine grapes per vintage (with some years cropping in excess of 130 tons).
- 5.62 acres of Pinot Blanc Grapes
- 9.2 acres of Pinot Gris
- 14.74 acres of Pinot Noir (with wide clone varieties, Pinot Noir 115, 114, 777, Pommard and Wadensvil; Pinot Blanc is all Colmar clones 159 and 161; and Pinot Gris are Dijon clones 146, 152, and UCD 103)
About 12 acres are grafted rootstocks, approximately 2 of which were planted in 2020 and the rest are self-rooted. There are +/- 22 acres of VSP trellis and +/-9 acres of older, modified high-wire, hang-down trellis.
Growing wine grapes requires much deeper, well-drained soil. The soils in our area are sedimentary “Spencer Formation” of Willakenzie, Steiwer and Wellsdale. Spencer Soil Formation Info
The vineyard is planted predominately to 5 x 10” spacing (5 feet between vines & 10 foot row spacing) with several blocks at 6’x10′ and 5’x9′ . It has worked well with these soils. The vineyard slopes gently to the south with elevations ranging from 280′-385′.
There are two irrigation ponds with an approved water allocation of 5 acre feet of irrigation which has never been needed in one year. There could be an additional 5 or 6 acres on the east side of the house to plant more wine grapes and another +/- 5 plantable acres currently in timber. Vineyard equipment included – tractor, sprayer, flail mower and field cultivator.
An approval was given by the OLCC for a winery on the property in 2000 (not currently active) indicating the next owner could potentially develop a winery onsite.
The equipment barn is a 50’x40′ stick built pole building with metal siding and roofing. There are 2 large barn doors on the east face. The shop is 36′ x 30′ with a workshop accessible through a garage door and a finished 1 bedroom apartment currently occupied by the farm manager. The shop also features a 5 kw solar array, which is separate from the array on the home. There is also a 8’x24′ shed designated for chemical storage (vineyard spray etc.).
Please call or email Matt or Peter with questions or to schedule a tour of this turn-key idyllic vineyard property.Matt Tackett 503-385-5585 firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Bouman 503-625-3000 email@example.com
- Vineyard Acreage: 31.46
- Total Acreage: 56.5
- Price: $2.6M
- Aspect: South
- Elevation: 280'=385
- Soils: Willakenzie, Steiwer & Wellsdale
- Location: Willamette Valley AVA - Mid-Valley